Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Anatomy of a Shark Bite|
Actors: J.V. Martin, Jim Sharits
Director: James Younger
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Shark! Just the word itself invokes fear and dread. But what is it that causes these vicious man-eaters to attack? This question and many more are answered in the incredible survival story, ANATOMY OF A SHARK BITE. On Apri... more »
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Ziad R. Hakim | Beirut Lebanon | 07/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since I am a huge White Shark fan, I bought this DVD without any hesitation. Ok, so it's not "Air Jaws" which is packed with terrific footage of whitey flying in the air to catch its prey, but still this DVD contains very interesting facts about not only white shark's bite, but bull's and tiger's. I have learned that tiger sharks' teeth that are uniquely shaped and well built can slash flesh and cut easily through bone.
With the help of computer-generated imaging, scientists were able to recreate the last moments of an incident that occured in 2002 of a bull shark attack on Dr. Ritter.
This extremely graphic footage shown in full in the last 5 minutes (which is repeatedly shown partially throughout the feature); the only shark attack ever caught on film. In addition, you get to watch some footage of a white shark attack on Heather Boswell.
They also built an exact replica of teeth and jaws of all 3 types of sharks to demonstrate the difference in anatomy of a bite in terms of power.
If you like sharks and want some new information about the force of its bite, buy it now. A MUST FOR WHITE SHARK LOVERS.
Cool new info, but too hype
Brian Dowrick | Hawthorne, CA United States | 07/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lots of new info, and a cool way of figuring things out. I really like the animatronic shark.
If you like sharks, then you need to watch this. It's a cool video.
That said, it is NOT National Geographic, or Discovery Channel. It's more like Fear Factor.
If you can stand watching Fear Factor for 2 hours, then this is for you. The editing, direction,
music, everything Screams: Fear Factor. Because it was made for TV, it has the commercial pauses.
But before the break, they tell you what's coming up. Then after the break, they recap Everything
that has happened so far, PLUS a glimpse of what is coming up, before getting on with the story.
The most irritating thing about this video, is the fact that they show the one camera (underwater)
of the shark biting the guy's leg about 40 times. They show that he was doing an interview. There
were about 4 cameras shooting from various angles above water, and at least 2 underwater. To
see it from the other camera views just a few times, would have been nice. But they never show them.
I'm telling you, it's Fear Factor. It even has the strobing light they use, to show how cool something is."
Far too long
S. Ganser | 01/10/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with DUSTY. I saw this documentary when it originally aired on The Discover Channel. It keeps repeating itself and really there's only about 15 minutes worth of material here. The bit (ha, it's a pun!) where they have mechanical robot jaws chomp down on some meat with a pressure sensor inside to indicate bite strength was nice. And what's with "the only shark attack on a human ever recorded on film" claim? Anyone can find genuine footage of shark attacks online. I got some nice great white attacks on kazaa ages ago. They're all over youtube now. However, the footage of the attack is professional and not like all those amateur videos where someone just happened to have a video camera going when a shark suddenly attacked. So there's goods and bads with this one. I'd buy the "Operation Shark Attack Files" instead of this one. I already own those so now I'm buying some dvds that focus on great whites. Hot-cha!"